Israelis blast Hamas-flown drone

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Posted: July 15, 2014 at 3:39 a.m.

A Palestinian confronts an Israeli soldier (left) during a demonstration against Israeli military action in Gaza, near the West Bank town of Nablus, July 14, 2014.

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military intercepted an unmanned aircraft flown from Gaza on Monday, blowing it apart in midair just offshore from the Israeli port city of Ashdod, a spokesman said. The drone attack by Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, added a new element to the week-long conflict with Israel.

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